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Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals and Dual Eligible Hospitals Attesting to CMS: What You Need to Know to Participate in the EHR Incentive Programs in 2017

Submitted by Amira Elhagmusa on April 27, 2017 - 12:25pm
Review 2017 Program Requirements in the 2017 OPPS/ASC Final Rule on the EHR Incentive Programs Website

Providers who have not demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a prior year and are seeking to demonstrate meaningful use for the first time in 2017 to avoid the 2018 payment adjustment must attest to Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures. Providers who have demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a previous year may attest to Stage 3 objectives and measures starting in 2017.

Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) Updated for 2017

Submitted by Ruth Gatiba on April 20, 2017 - 7:22pm

Now Available:  eCQMs Updated for 2017

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2016 annual update for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals. Providers will use these updated measures to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs.

CMS updates the specifications annually to improve their alignment with current clinical guidelines and code systems so that they remain relevant and actionable within the clinical care setting.

Corrections to the 2015 Update eCQM Measures for 2016 eReporting are Posted

Submitted by Ruth Gatiba on April 20, 2017 - 6:43pm

CMS is updating select electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) that eligible professionals and eligible hospitals will electronically report in 2016. These versions of the measures were posted on CMS’ website on May 1, 2015 for the annual update of the 2014 measure set. Errors have been found in the XML renderings of 12 eligible professional eCQMs and 4 eligible hospital eCQMs. Corrections for these measures should affect only those who are electronically consuming the Healthcare Quality Measures Format (HQMF).

Available Now on QualityReportingCenter.org – Updated “ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers” Document

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 10, 2017 - 4:39pm

The updated ECE Policy Clarification Questions and Answers document on Extraordinary Circumstances Extensions/Exemptions (ECE) for calendar year (CY) 2016 eCQM reporting is available now on QualityReportingCenter.org.

CMS Notification to Hospitals, CAHs, and Vendors – Temporary Unavailability of Queued Submission Detail Reports and eCQM Submission and Performance Reports for Hospitals and CAHs Who have Successfully Met eCQM Requirements

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Submitted by Jessica Dulin S... on March 10, 2017 - 11:56am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken additional actions to help alleviate the situation of very slow processing times for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Hospital Reports related to electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) due to a large backlog of reports in the QualityNet Secure Portal production system (sometimes referred to as ‘long running’ reports). The primary focus is to provide reports in a timely manner for hospitals that have not yet achieved successful submission status for calendar year (CY) 2016 eCQM reporting to the Inpatient Quali